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Museum of Croatian War of Independence

Fort Imperial | Mount Srđ, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #17 of 62 Attractions in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Waikanae, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Great that the museum is housed in the fort that was repeatedly bombed and under fire during the siege with all the scars still there to see, only adding to the atmosphere. The displays were quite amateurish and rain blowing in through the torn plastic covering the blasted out windows, but all added to its charm. Photos were emotive but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent. Well laid out, well presented. The most complete war museum I have visited. The best museum in Dubrovnik, and the most solemn; not a word spoken by anyone... Best 30kuna each spent on our 2000km 8 day heavenly trip of a wonderful country. Btw, visit Konoba Dubrova for a bite to eat after...

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

When you buy your ticket to the cable car, buy your museum ticket at the same time. Truly a great look at the history of the region. I would definitely recommend it.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The old Napoleonic fort on top of the hills contains an amazing collection of photos and a video of news footage showing the bombardment of Dubrovnik in 1991. Yes it is biased but with good reason; Come here first then go down into the town, see the rebuilt buildings, sit by the port and remember the video of the missiles... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Go up the cable car , round the back of the fort near the 4x4 cars and you'll find this exhibition down some old steps. It's 30 Kuna, shows the invasion and defence of Dubrovnic in the 90's. Covers some of the ground floor with static displays and a few news footage reels. Having spent the day in Dubrovnic it... More

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NOVA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This museum provides a good history of the war and the pain and suffering endured by the Dubrovnik residents. It also shows the damage intentionally inflicted on the historic Old Town by the Serbs.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

First, the museum is excellent. It is an excellent, but slightly, and understandably, biased telling of the horrible war that tore about Yugoslavia. It is presented in English for the most part. But the best part is the view that no one tells you about. There is a stair case in the middle. take it up and you come to... More

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After the cable cars this is an interesting venue to visit. The views from the top of this old Napoleonic fort are far better than those at the Panorama by the Cable car stop where you simply have too many people wanting the prime spots to take photos. There was a serious lack of signs to direct people to this... More

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Argyll
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is not an exhaustive museum but it is particularly interesting as it is housed in the old Napoleonic fort which actually played a vital role in the defence of Dubrovnik. The old news reels are very evocative and the photos of the damage done are a real contrast to the city you see now. Well worth a visit.

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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Unlike the war photo museum, you really do get your money's worth here. Excellent displays which are well presented. It displays the war as it happened during the early 90's from a Croatian point of view. The videos are a throwback to when it actually happened. Moving. One of the best museums I have ever visited and got a great... More

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